AVCA launches its training academy to provide private investment professional development

AFRICA – The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has announced the establishment of the AVCA Training Academy to provide private investment professional development across the continent. This is a first-of-its-kind in the industry and is aimed at supporting private investment professionals interested in Africa, by providing an agile and innovative learning platform tailored to Africa’s dynamic and…

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PenOp partners AVCA to develop a PE and empower local investors

NIGERIA – The Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp) has partnered with the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) to empower local investors and develop private equity (PE) as an asset class in Nigeria. Speaking about the partnership, PenOp Chief Executive, Oguche Agudah, said pension funds operators have realised that they need to diversify into alternative investments.…

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Kofo Sanusi appointed as new COO for AVCA

AFRICA – African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has announced the appointment of Kofo Sanusi as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sanusi joins AVCA from Founders Factory Africa (FFA), a venture development company investing in start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa. “Kofo is the right person to support the Association as we implement the strategic vision and continue to…

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AVCA board appoints Abi Mustapha-Maduakor as Chief Executive Officer

AFRICA – The Board of Directors of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has announced the appointment of Abi Mustapha-Maduakor as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mustapha-Maduakor joins AVCA from MedAccess, a subsidiary of CDC Group, where she was Head of Business Operations and Finance, overseeing financial and risk management, strategy implementation, and organisational development. Mustapha-Maduakor will take…

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AVCA appoints former Chief Operating Officer Dara Owoyemi as Interim CEO

AFRICA – The Board of Directors of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) have announced the appointment of Dara Owoyemi as Interim CEO, following the departure of Michelle Kathryn Essomé last month. Ms. Owoyemi previously served as Board Member and Chief Operating Officer of AVCA, from 2011 to 2017. She was instrumental in re-building and re-vitalising the…

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